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Dec 5, 2013 11:00am PST
, that is part of rape culture, creating an environment where women feel like they cannot go forward. that was part of the environment around this case. >> is that fair to put that on -- let me ask you that. listen, there are jerks on social media every day. you know and i know some of the things that people say. is that fair to put that on tallahassee and on that community, or is it just that in a country with 300 million people, you can bet 30 million are complete -- i don't even of the to say what the word is for them. >> i'll grant you there you're going to have a crazed minority wherever you go. it's not a feature of tallahassee, but it is a feature of small-town college football life. you saw similar things with the notre dame scandal last year. you saw it in state college. you see a small group of people who are willing to defend anything if it defends king football. i think that's a culture we need to move away from. >> michael, let me bring you in again. this warrant was released just before the prosecutor said that there would be no charges here. in the allegation, the youn
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
environment and it sounds exactly how people describe, for example, sports and what we see in some of the behavior in some sports. >> absolutely. these organizations came about to educate folks and to bond students around principles like scholarship and manhood and then they send those members back to the communities after they come back from college. unlike many white fraternities, black ones, it's a lifelong commitment and they are just as active and undergraduate ones. it just so happens that these student in question here was inspired by members of the fraternity in high school. so on top of that, he was given a scholarship by the -- to attend morgan state. to a person awarded a scholarship to attend college for this on behalf of this organization then being told that he's not their kind of people, it's insulting. you have -- you hit it on the heads. sports goes through this and military goes through this. you can still adhere to historic traditions and military has done it and many athletes coming out and they are accepted, this is a huge problem. >> morgan state had two campu
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
environment, our background and experiences and just this morning a friend sent me a youtube clip and reminded me that after every new year's eve party that my husband and i used to go to new york, bring back, nelson mandela, the great song. i don't know. i think he rose above -- >> there was a time when he was judged. but i don't think those doing the judging look like us. there came a time when we african-american journalists brought a new perspective looking at the free south african movement and nelson mandela. there were others like tom brokaw and any number i can use, can name, but i think that it took many of us who had been partly -- part of a civil rights movement and fought against jim crow, which is our apartheid in america. we appreciated someone who was rising above the situation in south africa so the world could know. for many years their struggle was going on and nobody was listening. >> absolutely. you wrote in your piece on nelson mandela to the very end, he was frail and somewhat forgiveful and remained the father of the nation for south africans and in several trips he made
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
'd surely entertain looking at it. but the real focus ought to be creating a better environment for our economy and creating more jobs for the american people. that's where the focus is, not more government programs. >> we have a responsibility as american people, people who have played by the rules and lost their job through no fault of their own. and need these benefits in order to survive. >> nbc's capitol hill correspondent kelly o'donnell joins me. the budget is the critical issue but the debate over extending the unemployment benefits set to threaten all of this and the "washington post" reports there are capitol hill aides who say tlsz little chance of it passing before congress leaves for their break. >> reporter: there's a weariness with so many of these fiscal deadlines we've had. we're talking about unemployment benefits for the longest term unemployed, people who really have had a hard time for a long time and congress is not necessarily in the mood to make this a line in the sand issue. clearly some democrats want to see action on this to extend the benefits and some republ
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